On May 27th, 2023, Stop Mental Illness Foundation (SMIF) organized a remarkable Children’s Day event called “A Better Place for the Children.” This event aimed to create awareness among children about maintaining good mental health through engaging activities such as debates, dancing, drama, and educational sessions. The event was a resounding success and served as a testament to SMIF’s commitment to promoting mental well-being in children. This write-up expresses heartfelt gratitude to the founders, Mrs. Oluseyi Elizabeth Odudimu and Miss Deborah Adebayo, as well as all SMIF volunteers, for their invaluable contributions to the event’s success.
The Children’s Day event organized by SMIF on May 27th was a day filled with excitement, learning, and fun. Children from various backgrounds gathered at the event venue to participate in activities designed to educate and empower them regarding mental health.
The event kicked off with an enlightening debate session where children were encouraged to express their thoughts on mental health-related topics. This activity fostered critical thinking, communication skills, and self-expression among the young participants.
Dancing is a powerful form of self-expression and an excellent outlet for emotional well-being. Children were encouraged to showcase their talent and experience the joy of dance. Through lively performances, they expressed their emotions, built confidence, and developed a positive self-image.
Drama activities provided a platform for children to explore various emotions and situations related to mental health. By engaging in skits and role-plays, they gained a deeper understanding of different mental health issues and learned how to approach them with empathy and support.
The event also featured educational sessions where children learned about the importance of maintaining good mental health. These sessions included interactive workshops, informative presentations, and discussions led by mental health professionals. The children were equipped with valuable knowledge and practical tips for nurturing their mental well-being.
The success of the “A Better Place for the Children” event would not have been possible without the dedication and efforts of the founders, Mrs. Oluseyi Elizabeth Odudimu, the COO, Mrs David Ogidan, and the program coordinator, Miss Deborah Adebayo, who envisioned and organized the event. Their passion for mental health advocacy and commitment to the well-being of children served as an inspiration to all.
Furthermore, the event would not have been possible without the selfless contributions of the SMIF volunteers. Their tireless work in planning, organizing, and executing the event ensured that children had a memorable and rewarding experience. Their dedication and enthusiasm in spreading awareness about mental health among children deserve special recognition and appreciation.
The Children’s Day event organised by Stop Mental Illness Foundation served as a remarkable platform for children to learn, engage, and celebrate mental well-being. Through the various activities, children gained valuable insights into maintaining good mental health while experiencing the joy of self-expression and creativity. The foundation expresses heartfelt gratitude to the founders, Mrs. Oluseyi Elizabeth Odudimu, the COO, Mrs David Ogidan, and the program coordinator, Miss Deborah Adebayo, as well as all SMIF volunteers, for their unwavering commitment to creating a better future for children’s mental health. Their efforts have undoubtedly made a positive impact on the lives of countless children and their families.
Mrs. Oluseyi Elizabeth Odudimu is a mental health advocate and the founder of the Stop Mental Illness Foundation. With a solid academic background, she has dedicated her life to raising awareness about mental health issues and providing support to individuals suffering from mental illness. Mrs. Odudimu is also a published author, mentor, and a loving mother and wife. Her tireless efforts have earned her numerous accolades and honors, making her a true role model and a beacon of hope for those affected by mental illness.